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Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.
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Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.
Sabrina Horn
How to Brand Your Side Gig While Working a Full-Time Job
Starting a Business

How to Brand Your Side Gig While Working a Full-Time Job

Often entrepreneurs begin their startup dreams working on a side project while also juggling a full-time job. Here are a few pointers about how can entrepreneurs talk about their new role without jeopardizing their current job.
Dorie Clark
What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

The first year of a startup can be a brutal time for an entrepreneur. Here are a few lessons on how to survive the first 12 months.
3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup
Starting a Business

3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.
Justin Jones
Before You Start Up, Do These 3 Things
Starting a Business

Before You Start Up, Do These 3 Things

Take these three steps before leaving your day job to ensure your success as an entrepreneur.
Nina Zipkin
When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode
Launching a Business

When Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stealth Mode

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.
Bernard Desarnauts
How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business
Finding Customers

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Businesses take time to build, but there are a few tricks to snagging key clients quickly and getting your company off the ground immediately.
Dorie Clark
The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business
Starting a Business

The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business

After realizing he wasn't really moving forward at his startup, founder Alex Lorton decided to make a big change in his approach to the entrepreneurial world.
Alex Lorton
The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

As people are trying to navigate away from the 'corporate jungle' towards the land of supposed 'entrepreneurial utopia,' a lot of misconceptions arise. Here are five big ones.
Dana Brownlee
Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.
Mentors

Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
Peter Gasca
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt
Loans

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Laura Entis
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Laura Entis
You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)
Women Entrepreneurs

You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

Businesses owned by women are booming in the South. Check out this infographic to see how your state matches up.
Kate Taylor
4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up
Leadership

4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up

Before setting out on your next business venture, do a personal inventory of yourself to see where you stand.
Jeff Boss